New Year Special Bets - What Will Happen in 2022?

If Only Gamblers Could Be as Confident as Government Officials

2022 will be one of the hottest years on record, with average global temperatures predicted to be 1.96 degrees Fahrenheit higher than pre-industrial averages. That is the verdict of a report published by U.K. Government researchers and the National Weather Service last week. If only gamblers could make their 2022 betting predictions with such accuracy and confidence!

So, what will happen in the world of sports in 2022?

FreeBets.Com has been busily combing through the best bet predictions for the year ahead.

Understanding that every scenario listed is odds against, the likelihood of these outcomes happening is less likely than more probable to happen. Nevertheless, when we enter the final days of 2022, it will be unlikely that at least one of these outcomes or scenarios did not happen.

King Ronnie the Master

Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker betting

Snooker’s 2022 Cazoo Masters is one of the first sports events of the year. It gets underway on January 9th at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has made the final a remarkable 13 times and won the event on seven occasions. If you think he can take that record to eight head to Paddy Power where betting odds of 10/3* are available.

In 2020 O’Sullivan was a finalist in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. He failed to finish in the top three, but should he bag the 2022 Masters and World Championship, the 100/1* (Betfair) about him claiming the accolade in December 2022 will be outstanding value.

Lewis Looking for Third and Eighth

Lewis Hamilton f1 betting

Twice a winner and four times a runner-up in Sports Personality of the Year, Lewis Hamilton has the best record of any sportsman in the show ever.

The Formula 1 star is 6/1* favourite at bet365* to take his third Sports Personality title in 2022. To do that the Mercedes driver must surely win his eighth World Drivers’ Championship in 2022. 11/10 (Betfred) is the best price you will find about this happening.

Premier Outcomes

Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting out the Premier League title and they are the only two teams you could consider will go unbeaten in the Premier League in 2022.

bet365 is dangling a tempting 14/1* carrot in the face of fans about this outcome. That market is one of many 2022 football specials you will find at the colossal bet365 betting site.

Their player and manager specials include:

  • 6/4* about Harry Kane joining a new club in 2022
  • 8/1* about Jose Mourinho managing a Premier League side in 2022
  • 10/1* Steven Gerrard managing Liverpool in 2022

Strictly Line Up

2021’s Strictly Come Dancing was a non-event from weeks out as eventual winner Rose Ayling-Ellis was the odds-on favourite from the start of November. Remarkably there are already some Strictly betting odds for the 2022 series.

William Hill has a market on ‘Who will take part?’. At 4/1* apiece are Charlie Stayt, Amanda Mealing, Shona McGarty, Maya Jama, Mimi Keene and Peter Crouch.

Rivals bet365 are offering 5/6* about the eventual winner being male or female.

Nil Points Could Make Eurovision Prizes

Eurovision Betting 2018

The UK has finished 26th and last in the past two Eurovision Song Contests. In 2021 the country had the distinction of scoring ‘nil point’. What will the 2022 final, scheduled for May 14th, bring for the former Union member?

Ladbrokes has proven they have a sense of humour by offering just 14/1* about the UK winning the Contest.

Alternatively, they have entered into the Christmas spirit by going 5/1* about the UK completing a hattrick of last-placed finishes in 2022. Given the UK finished last in 2003, 2008, 2010, 2019 and 2021 this could be a value bet.

* All special betting odds quoted were correct at the time of publication & subject to changes.